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Exhausted but satisfied

Posted by , on 31 March 2012

The breakfast bell rang early this morning, so I’ve only just gotten my shower this evening which is a good thing since I was filthy and covered in sand. We ...

Stairway to Learning

Posted by , on 30 March 2012

When I stepped into the Institute of Genetics, Mainz, I stepped into the world of neural development – I was like Aladdin in the Cave of Wonders! It was all ...

This Month on the Node – March 2012

Posted by , on 30 March 2012

Money appears to have been the main topic of conversation this month. In the past few weeks, we’ve had a glimpse into the status of science funding in countries around ...

Wildlife abounds, but jerboas?

Posted by , on 29 March 2012

This morning after a breakfast of fermented tofu on steamed buns, boiled peanut and rice soup, spicy strands of seaweed, and a plate of mixed onion, peppers, and tomato in ...

Banners

Posted by , on 28 March 2012

If you’ve recently visited our Facebook page, you may have already seen them, but we have some new banners – of both the physical and digital kind. First of all, ...

Nihao from Xinjiang

Posted by , on 28 March 2012

I have sprung up again in China. It’s time for another field collection of jerboa embryos in far northwestern China (Xinjiang), and since this is the reason Eva invited me ...

Post-doctoral position in Drosophila hematopoiesis: deciphering the niche function

Posted by , on 20 March 2012

A 3 years post-doctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Michèle Crozatier and Alain Vincent, at the Centre de Biologie du Développement CNRS/Toulouse University, France. One main topic ...

In Development this week (Vol. 139, Issue 8)

Posted by , on 20 March 2012

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development: Chewing the Fat over PCP and growth The Drosophila protocadherin Fat (Ft) affects planar cell polarity (PCP) but also inhibits ...

FlyBase 2012 User Survey

Posted by , on 20 March 2012

Dear Colleagues,   FlyBase has begun to plan for the competitive renewal of FlyBase funding, which will be submitted to NIH in several months. EXTENSIVE INPUT from the community of FlyBase users ...

An interview with José Xavier Neto

Posted by , on 20 March 2012

(This interview originally appeared in Development.) The Latin American Society for Developmental Biology (LASDB) is getting ready for their Sixth International Meeting, which will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from ...

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